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  Big Swinging Brass Baseballs

New York Mets Allegedly Fire Lady Exec For Forming Babby Out Of Wedlock

I need no permission
A former executive for the New York Baseball Mets is suing Mets COO Jeff Wilpon for ALLEGEDLY firing her because she got preggers out of wedlock. Leigh Castergine was the head of the Mets’ ticket sales office, and she was doing the absolute best she could considering that the Mets play terrible baseball at a terrible park in a terrible part of Queens. Casterigne performed her duties while with child, and her lawsuit alleges that Wilpon harassed and humiliated her for failing to lasso herself a man before producing her bastard offspring. Newsday brings us this blockquote. Read more on New York Mets Allegedly Fire Lady Exec For Forming Babby Out Of Wedlock…
  the badgering state

Wisconsin Police Chief Takes Trolling Of Local Tea Party Leader To New, Harassy Levels

We’ve said it before: there’s no politics dirtier than small-town politics. More massively evil, more expensive, sure, but for pure spite and awfulness it’s pretty hard to beat small-town fights, at least outside of a university English department. Which brings us to the saga of Police Chief Timothy Kelemen of the town of Campbell, Wisconsin, who was charged Thursday with creating fake online accounts for Obamacare and gay porn in the name of a local Tea Party leader he’d been feuding with since last August. Needless to say, this was very, very bad and we would never ever recommend such behavior AT ALL, not ever. Read more on Wisconsin Police Chief Takes Trolling Of Local Tea Party Leader To New, Harassy Levels…
  gun control

Mean Ladies Bully Responsible Gun Owners Into Spitting On Them, Threatening To Rape And Kill Them, For Freedom

Here’s a not-at-all nice story from Mother Jones about the lengths to which a whole bunch of Responsible Second Amendment Advocates have harassed and threatened women who have called for limitations on gun ownership. We want to make it clear that we don’t think all gun fondlers are misogynist assholes, of course; MoJo writer Mark Follman has simply found a whole lot of completely isolated instances where individual “bad apples” have “gone too far” (maybe!) in their wholly justified concern that these anti-gun extremists will destroy America by advocating for tyrannical measures like background checks and limits on magazine size. When you consider what’s at stake — the Constitution itself — it’s perfectly understandable that some lovers of freedom might be driven to spit on, threaten with murder or rape, and perform mock executions of the radicals who would seize all guns through nefarious measures like background checks, which only 90% of Americans support. Read more on Mean Ladies Bully Responsible Gun Owners Into Spitting On Them, Threatening To Rape And Kill Them, For Freedom…
  will she swear on a tijuana bible?

Lady At (Penis!) Archie Comics Sounds Like (Penis!) Loads Of Fun To Work For (Penis!)

So it looks like Yr Doktor Zoom has landed on the Comix Beat today, what with that funnybook review we did earlier, and then a story about unoriginal cartoon character Allen West, and now this bizarre story about a gender discrimination suit against the co-CEO of Archie Comics. The Universe is sending a message, and that message is “time to get to work on that My Little Pony meets Maus crossover fanfic, buddy.” (To be fair, the Universe tends to mumble.) Read more on Lady At (Penis!) Archie Comics Sounds Like (Penis!) Loads Of Fun To Work For (Penis!)…
  to punish and enslave

Florida Cops Arrest Black Guy 62 Times For ‘Trespassing,’ Mostly At The Store Where He Works. Wait, What?

And now, for something completely different: Our first story this morning looked at a rightwing website’s million-word “investigation” of the time a guy who photographs naked ladies also took some pictures of Barack Obama. By way of contrast, let’s see what some actual old-fashioned investigative journalism can accomplish: with any luck, it might make a difference in a seriously fucked-up situation. The Miami Herald brings us a compelling, detailed story of racial profiling by cops in Miami Gardens, Florida, that’s just crammed with “oh holy shit, really?” moments. This is good stuff, the kind of investigative journalisming that makes “muckraking” an honorific. Also, it’s one of those stories that will make you want to throw things — our usual admonitions about removing heavy objects from the vicinity of your computer monitor apply. Let’s start with the arrests: a constant string of arrests of Earl Sampson, the guy in the video stills up top. Mr. Sampson has been arrested for “trespassing” 62 times in the last four years, mostly at the convenience store where he works. (Go see the videos — we wish we could embed them.) But Sampson isn’t the only person getting arrested for criminally loitering at the store; Miami Gardens cops also regularly arrest customers, too, although the store’s owner, Alex Saleh, keeps asking them to knock it off, because for some crazy reason he doesn’t see how harassing his customers is supposed to reduce crime. He finally installed a video camera system in his store — as the Herald says, Not to protect himself from criminals, because he says he has never been robbed. He installed the cameras — 15 of them — he said, to protect him and his customers from police. What’s that old joke about not knowing where the threat is when somebody yells “Help! Police!”? Read more on Florida Cops Arrest Black Guy 62 Times For ‘Trespassing,’ Mostly At The Store Where He Works. Wait, What?…
  would you like a badge little one?

Completely Heterosexual Alleged Sex Offender Is A Good Scouting Role Model

It is an intractable and inviolable part of the Boy Scouting Code (which is in Comic Sans on someone’s old Compaq) that gays and lesbians cannot serve in any Scouting capacity, because they will convince small children that it’s okay to watch Bravo more than they already do. However, Robert White of Milford, Connecticut, was a part of the Girl Scouts, and he’s heterosexually harassing women, so he’s got a future career ahead of him once he’s finished his sex offender registry. Robert White, a former member of the board of directors for Girl Scouts of Connecticut, was arrested this week amidst allegations he exposed himself to two female employees while at work, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. White is also a former Republican Board of Education majority leader and former PTA Council president. Thankfully, though, he did not expose himself to male co-workers. That’s basically pedophilia, except for the part where everyone involved in an adult. Read more on Completely Heterosexual Alleged Sex Offender Is A Good Scouting Role Model…
  where are they now?

A Children’s Treasury of Donald Trump Hollering At Former Wonkette Writers

What happens to our former scribes when they leave the fairest pastures of Your Wonkette for the “real world”? Some of them go to Time, some start cults in the desert, some come back to Wonkette for additional “funnin’ on the Internet.” Everyone else just gets yelled at by Donald Trump after writing funny insults about him. It turns out that instead of closing Big Deals all day, Trump mostly just reads people making fun of him on the Internet and has his assistants “fire back” by drafting a letter, or a tweet. Most recently, Salon’s Alex Pareene, who edited Wonkette in the 1950s or so, joined the rest of the Internet in making fun of Trump’s secret plans for the Republican National Convention yesterday, earning himself the hilarious tweeted response you see up top. Who else has transgressed our nation’s greatest vulgar fathead businessman in such a way as to merit a petty response? Read more on A Children’s Treasury of Donald Trump Hollering At Former Wonkette Writers…
  of course not

Seven In Ten Republicans Obviously Don’t Care About Herman Cain Being a Sex Creep

There’s important new polling data about the power-worshiping misogynists who make up the Republican base: It doesn’t matter if Herman Cain constantly used his executive job as a way to sexually harass all the women unfortunate enough to have to work for him. Doesn’t matter a bit! Herman Cain is still the greatest Republican candidate ever, possibly since Reagan or Hoover. Read more on Seven In Ten Republicans Obviously Don’t Care About Herman Cain Being a Sex Creep…
  op-art by lauri apple

Who Groped David Brooks?

Even though we attended The Week‘s Opinion Awards with David Brooks a few months back and very much looked forward to making pleasant conversation with him over the lobster thermidor, we got stuck in the back with some old gents who did not believe anybody could blog “for a living.” But if we had sat next to David Brooks, we probably would have laid a hand on his juicy amber thigh — so who can blame whatever Republican senator it was that did this thing once? Read more on Who Groped David Brooks?…
  bile

‘Thank You George W. Bush’ Webmaster Furiously Scrubbing Site

You anti-American homosexual Muslim book-skimming ACORNs have taken YET ANOTHER perfectly good & respectable website — this one designed to thank George W. Bush for the various wars and contracting economies — and ruined it with your filthy jokes about butts and poop. The site’s webmaster is now having to scrub your PUERILE CRAP petition signatures at a breakneck pace leaving him/her no time for SELF-PLEASURE. Let’s check out some of these toilet-humor “names” from you people who only want John Kerry to run the country and nothing else will do. Read more on ‘Thank You George W. Bush’ Webmaster Furiously Scrubbing Site…
  they are vulnerable

WE’RE IN THIRD: We’re in third second place to take over the GOP, and since Paultard ideas don’t count, we’re really in first. But keep voting! MUSH, MUSH. [Rebuild The Party] Read more on …